Charge-d'affaires

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Charge-d'affaires shar′zhā-da-fār′ a fourth-class diplomatic agent, accredited, not to the sovereign, but to the department for foreign affairs—he also holds his credentials only from the minister: the person in charge for the time.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

As for Tapeworm, the Charge d'Affaires, he rose up in his box and bowed and simpered, as if he would represent the whole empire.
"Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray
There Stimson, the first secretary of the embassy and, in the absence of the ambassador, CHARGE D'AFFAIRES, invited Peter to become his guest.
"The Red Cross Girl" by Richard Harding Davis
On the 30th day of August, 1849, Senor Don Rafael Rivas was received by this government as charge d'affaires of the same republic.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Six" by Abraham Lincoln
Among these "men denominated 'gentlemen'" to whom the French Charge d'Affaires alludes, was James Madison of Virginia.
"The Fathers of the Constitution" by Max Farrand
On the 30th day of August, 1849, Senor Don Rafael Rivas was received by this government as charge d'affaires of the same republic.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Complete" by Abraham Lincoln
M. Forshmann, the Russian charge d'affaires, was intriguing to excite the north of Europe against France.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
He was successively attache of the Legation at Florence, Secretary of Embassy at Naples and at London, Charge d'Affaires in Tuscany.
"The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Charles X" by Imbert De Saint-Amand
The ratification of the treaty with the Porte was sent to be exchanged by the gentleman appointed our charge d'affaires to that Court.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents," by Edited by James D. Richardson
I communicate in like manner a letter from the British charge d'affaires to the Secretary of State, with the answer of the latter.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Edited by James D. Richardson
A charge d'affaires has been received from the independent Government of Brazil.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
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In news:

Mr Amir Maimon, Chargé d'Affaires of the Israeli Embassy,with youngsters in the village.
Multi-instrumentalist Black—a player and composer of great note and the chargé d'affaires for the acclaimed ChamberLab project—has wearied of releasing CDs in tacky, easily broken jewel cases.
The US State Department decided to expel the Syrian charge d'affaires, two State Department officials told CNN.
Dr Bernd Fischer, chargé d'affaires of Germany in Japan.
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